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You put it on dc, you can check alternator ripple voltage with ac... but thats for a different day. I would not condemn an alternator just based on voltage. Ive seen them put out voltage, but not amperage... So itd be best to actually load test the alternator with a carbon pile. Then once ya figure out amperage and oltage you should make sure all the wiring for the alternator is ok first,like fuses, and current for the field windings.
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